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 Post subject: restoring misscolored plastic bits.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:59 pm 

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Hey, I currently own a 83 Datsun 910.

Thing is, a couple of bits that used to be blue about 20 years ago are now a faded and turned in to some light green tint :roll:

How can I restore them to their former glory?

Its the panel underneath the glove box, and the seat belt locks.

Even the red push button on the belt lock has turned white :o

Can they be painted or is there anything else that can be done?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:16 pm 

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I have had some success using a heat gun, just very slowly pass it over the plastic parts & it brings out the original colour

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:23 pm 
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some times a bit of metal polish will remove the white oxidation

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:51 pm 

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Thanks for the tip, I'll try the metal polish ting first.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:11 am 
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Worst case scenario if those other methods dont work you can always re-spray them with S.E.M. trim paint. S.E.M. makes paint specially for interiors which is very durable and does not fade with time. Your local paint/body supply store would carry already made colors. However you can have them make you a custom color in aerosol form.

Not too long ago I had to the same issue with my father’s car. The sun faded the plastic panels to the point they were almost white. The place where I buy my paint was able to match the color exactly. It took them a couple days but it was well worth the wait.

Best of luck :tu:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:16 am 
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Is there a ColorGlo service person in your area?


I had the interior bits from my AE71 all recently redone. In my cars case... some of it was brought back with a heat gun... but the interior was also "dyed" with the SEM type interior dye

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:26 am 

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okey now I tried the heat gun method, but that didn't help. So I guess the only way to restore them is with some vinyl paint. But thanks for the tips guys


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